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Group Director, Visual Merchandising – South East
Chanel
New York
Luxury Fashion
Full time
Posted 2 weeks ago
Market: NY - New York
Industry Segment: Luxury Fashion
Category: Visual Merchandising
Seniority: Director
Job Type: Full time

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Job Description

Position Responsibilities:

As a leader in a well-established and tenured community, your impact will be multi-faceted, covering creativity to inspire innovation through storytelling displays, developing an open mindset that encourages empowerment, inclusion, collaboration, and relationship building both locally and globally with the goal to enhance the client experience.

Examples:

  • Thinking strategically while also inspiring creativity
  • Manage the regional Visual Merchandising community by, leading courageously while fostering an environment that encourages empowerment, inspirational and creative thinking
  • An appetite for Fashion and a desire to stay up to date with latest industry news and trends
  • Possess a clear passion for the art and science of visual merchandising & styling
  • Knowledge of current retail landscape and the latest trends and innovations for retail.

You Are Energized By:

You are inspired by fast seasonal changes and the challenges it brings, ever shifting directions and the beauty it can create, focused on company creative deliverables but attentive on the communities needs and requirements to promote well-being.

Examples:

  • Expressing curiosity with a problem-solving mindset and eye
  • Striving to create and enhance a luxury experience for our clients
  • Being conscientious of the community’s wellbeing, recognition and have an inclusion mindset
  • Collaborating with a desire for diversity, partnership and understanding

Position Requirements:

You will work with a diverse set of teams and individuals within multiple functions across different Chanel Divisions and retail organizations. Specific skills and demonstrated expertise requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Visual Merchandising, Design or related field or extensive experience in Visual Merchandising.
  • Previous regional and management experience both people and business
  • Critical Thinking and Problem-solving mindset to seek answers
  • Strong organizational skills in project management
  • Team player with strong collaborative skills to build meaningful relationships
  • Self-motivated independent time manager, and ability to prioritize workload
  • Knowledge of how to read construction plans and technical window production drawings
  • Confident presentation and digital literacy with command of Outlook calendar, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop, Word, Mac proficiency strongly preferred.

Position Logistics

Reporting into the Head of Visual Merchandising, Design and Production while collaborating with corporate and the Visual Merchandising office to ensure Chanel Image standards are adhered too by using and implementing seasonal merchandising and styling guidelines.

Examples:

  • Administer the Visual Merchandising and Creative direction for Fashion boutiques
  • Manage two direct reports through weekly touch bases, regular coaching, and professional development.
  • Organize and implement the necessary Visual Merchandising collateral, such as window and event décor, tools, etc.
  • Protect brand performance and vitality by fostering and harnessing business relationships with Retail and Merchandising partners
  • Train and develop the Regional Visual Merchandising and Btq Vm team as well as the Boutique Management on Visual Merchandising Guidelines and evaluate the Visual Merchandising in store
  • Install seasonal window décor changes and floor merchandising changes
  • Coordinate and plan Visual Merchandising schedules around Boutique openings and renovations with corporate teams
  • Coordinate the Installations of new product launches and special events within the boutique environment
  • Manage regional T&E and Freelancer budgets
  • Some domestic and international travel required to support other projects or business trips (2-5 trips annually)
  • Weekend and Overnight Work required (30 -40 overnights annually)
  • Must be able to lift 35 lbs.

About Chanel

CHANEL is a private company and a world leader in creating, developing, manufacturing and distributing luxury products.

Founded by Gabrielle Chanel at the beginning of the last century, CHANEL offers a broad range of high-end creations, including Ready-to-Wear, Leather Goods, Fashion Accessories, Eyewear, Fragrances, Makeup, Skincare, Jewelry and Watches. CHANEL is also renowned for its Haute Couture collections, presented twice yearly in Paris, and for having acquired a large number of specialized suppliers, collectively known as the Métiers d’Art. CHANEL is dedicated to ultimate luxury and to the highest level of craftsmanship.

It is a brand whose core values remain historically grounded on exceptional creation. As such, CHANEL promotes culture, art, creativity and “savoir-faire” throughout the world, and invests significantly in people, R&D and innovation.

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Chanel
New York
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